Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans graduate students

See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list.Tuesday, September 13, 2005

NAICU has created a list of colleges and universities accepting and/or offering assistance to displace faculty members. [1]Wednesday, September 7, 2005

This list is taken from Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students, and is intended to make searching easier for faculty, graduate, and professional students.

In addition to the list below, the Association of American Law Schools has compiled a list of law schools offering assistance to displaced students. [2] As conditions vary by college, interested parties should contact the Office of Admissions at the school in question for specific requirements and up-to-date details.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is coordinating alternatives for medical students and residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. [3]

ResCross.net is acting as a central interactive hub for establishing research support in times of emergency. With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible. [4]

With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible.

Physics undergraduates, grad students, faculty and high school teachers can be matched up with housing and jobs at universities, schools and industry. [5] From the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Society of Physics Students, the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society.

If you are seeking or providing assistance, please use this site to find information on research support, available lab space/supplies, resources, guidelines and most importantly to communicate with fellow researchers.

The following is a partial list, sorted by location.

Alabama |Alaska |Arizona |Arkansas |California |Colorado |Connecticut |Delaware |District of Columbia |Florida |Georgia |Hawaii |Idaho |Illinois |Indiana |Iowa |Kansas |Kentucky |Louisiana |Maine |Maryland |Massachusetts |Michigan |Minnesota |Mississippi |Missouri |Montana |Nebraska |Nevada |New Hampshire |New Jersey |New Mexico |New York |North Carolina |North Dakota |Ohio |Oklahoma |Oregon |Pennsylvania |Rhode Island |South Carolina |South Dakota |Tennessee |Texas |Utah |Vermont |Virginia |Washington |West Virginia |Wisconsin |Wyoming |Canada

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Chili Finger Incident

 Correction — October 10, 2019 The day of the alleged incident, March 22, 2005, was a Tuesday, not a Thursday. 

Friday, May 6, 2005

On Thursday the 22nd of March, 2005, Anna Ayala, a woman from Las Vegas, claimed to have found a human finger in her bowl of chili at a Wendy’s restaurant located at 1405 Monterey Highway, just south of downtown San Jose, California, owned by Fresno-based Jern Management.. The finger, which probably belonged to a woman as it had a long and manicured fingernail, did not belong to any of the restaurant employees. The food supplies were seized by officials to be traced back to its manufacturers, while the restaurant was permitted to open again later with chili prepared from fresh ingredients.

Wikinews reporter David Vasquez drove his car up to the drive-thru menu and found that chili was still on the menu, at a price of US$1.19 for a small serving. He also witnessed workers unloading supplies from a semi-trailer truck in the restaurant’s parking lot, and carting them into the back door of the establishment.

Initially, county health officials said Ayala was fine and the finger had been cooked, which would have killed any bacteriae in the finger. However, on March 27, officials admitted they were not so sure anymore. Tests were done on the finger to determine this. Dr. Martin Fenstersheib, Santa Clara County’s health officer, said that even if the finger was still raw when Ayala bit into it, the risk was low that she would have become infected with anything. However, he advised that Ayala should undergo a series of precautionary follow-up tests.

Sales at Wendy’s went down because of the incident. Wendy’s International, Inc. (WEN) closed at US$39.43 on Thursday the 22nd, and as the stock exchange was closed for the Good Friday holiday, traders did not weigh in the stock until the next Monday.

By Tuesday the 5th of April, officials had still not succeeded in tracking down the owner of the finger. The fingerprint on the detached digit has been run through an FBI database as well as the local criminal database in Santa Clara County, but no matches were found. According to Rich Reneau, who was leading the investigation at the time, the fingerprint was marginal, and the likelihood of finding a match was slim.

Wendy’s stock did not go down significantly and was trading at US$39.37 that morning.

The next day, on Wednesday the 6th, Las Vegas police searched the home of Anna Ayala. About a dozen officers conducted the search at Ayala’s home at Maryland Parkway and Serene Street at about 4 p.m. local time (23:00 UTC), according to witnesses at the scene. Ayala and other residents were handcuffed and brought out of the house. Ayala said that her teenage daughter, Genesis Reyes, had torn shoulder ligaments as a result of the search. The Las Vegas Review-Journal ran a photo of Reyes wearing a sling in their Friday edition. In San Jose, police spokeswoman Gina Tepoorten confirmed to reporters that investigators had served the warrant in cooperation with Las Vegas police on Wednesday, but she refused to reveal specific details about the warrant. By that time, Wendy’s was offering a US$50,000 reward for information leading to the source of the finger.

Research by the Associated Press uncovered Ayala’s history of lawsuits. Ayala successfully won her suit for medical expenses against the national El Pollo Loco chicken-chain, a previous employer, after her daughter Genesis contracted salmonella poisoning, allegedly from eating at the restaurant. However, Ayala lost another suit against General Motors in 2000 claiming that a wheel fell off her car. She also started a sexual harassment suit against her former boss in 1998. A total of 13 lawsuits in California and Nevada had been filed. Ayala replied the focus should be on Wendy’s, and not her record of law suits. Nick Muyo, a spokesman for the San Jose Police department, said not to expect new information in the case for at least a week.

On Wednesday the 13th there was a potential new lead in the investigation. A spotted leopard had torn off part of a finger from an owner of exotic animals, Sandy Allman, in Pahrump, Nevada. The portion of Allman’s torn off finger was approximately the same size – 1 1/2-inches long. Pahrump is approximately 45 miles away from Las Vegas. Carol Asvestas, who owns an exotic animal sanctuary, told the San Jose Mercury News she witnessed the leopard tear off the finger. She reported the incident to a hotline run by Wendy’s offering the US$50,000 reward. Cindy Carroccio told the San Jose Mercury News that the finger was not reattached, and that the clinic “gave it back to her (Allman) in a little bag of ice.” On the same day the lead was announced, Ayala decided to drop her lawsuit against Wendy’s, due to emotional stress.

However, when Allman’s prints were sent to San Jose police, they didn’t match. Two days later, on Friday the 15th, Wendy’s doubled the reward to US$100,000. The company revealed that employees had passed polygraph tests. Wendy’s continues to claim that there is no evidence that the finger ever entered their supply chain, pointing to a lack of any accidents among the workers at their suppliers. Wendy’s tip line had received reports from across the United States, from “folks who either have lost a finger, or know somebody who lost a finger,” San Jose police Sgt. Nick Muyo told the Associated Press.

On Thursday the 21st of April, Anna Ayala was arrested at or near her home in Las Vegas on Thursday evening, in connection with the case, shortly after Wendy’s finished its own internal investigation. According to court documents, she has been charged with one count of attempted grand larceny related to the chili case, and one count of grand larceny in an unrelated real estate deal, and is being held without bail in Clark County, Nevada, pending extradition. A press conference by the San Jose Police and Wendy’s was held on Friday, April 22, at 13:00 PDT. The charge related to the case states the finger could not have been prepared at Wendy’s, where the chili is heated to 170 degrees for 3 hours. There is also an inconsistency in Ayala’s account of finding the finger and claiming it caused her to vomit compared with police saying there was no vomit at the scene. The incident has caused Wendy’s 2.5 million dollars worth of damages, which Ayala could be criminally responsible for. Until recently, the San Jose police had not accused Ayala of planting the finger herself.

The unrelated charge stems from an incident, also in San Jose, when Ayala allegedly received an $11,000 down payment on a mobile home she did not own.

Ayala was incarcerated at the Clark County Detention Center, awaiting a fugitive review hearing on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at 7:30 a.m. local time. She was processed and given inmate ID 01964047. Her case number was 05F07229X. Ayala waived extradition at the hearing, and her attorney said they were ready to come to San Jose to defend against the charges.

On Friday, May 6, 2005, Ayala was transported to San Jose, California. Ayala was booked into the main Santa Clara County jail, and is awaiting arraignment. Ayala will likely be arraigned on Monday or Tuesday at the Santa Clara County Superior Court, according to Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney David Boyd.

On September 9, 2005, Ayala plead guilty to conspiring to file a false claim and attempted grand theft, and will be sentenced on November 2, 2005. She faces up to ten years in prison, and her husband faces up to 13 years behind bars.

Until the middle of May, the owner of the finger still had not been found.

But on May 13, 2005, police announced that they had identified the finger tip as belonging to an associate of Ayala’s husband [1]. The associate had lost his finger tip in an industrial accident at an asphalt company[2] in December, 2004. Police had received the information from an undisclosed caller to Wendy’s hot-line.

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Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans graduate students

See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list.Tuesday, September 13, 2005

NAICU has created a list of colleges and universities accepting and/or offering assistance to displace faculty members. [1]Wednesday, September 7, 2005

This list is taken from Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students, and is intended to make searching easier for faculty, graduate, and professional students.

In addition to the list below, the Association of American Law Schools has compiled a list of law schools offering assistance to displaced students. [2] As conditions vary by college, interested parties should contact the Office of Admissions at the school in question for specific requirements and up-to-date details.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is coordinating alternatives for medical students and residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. [3]

ResCross.net is acting as a central interactive hub for establishing research support in times of emergency. With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible. [4]

With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible.

Physics undergraduates, grad students, faculty and high school teachers can be matched up with housing and jobs at universities, schools and industry. [5] From the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Society of Physics Students, the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society.

If you are seeking or providing assistance, please use this site to find information on research support, available lab space/supplies, resources, guidelines and most importantly to communicate with fellow researchers.

The following is a partial list, sorted by location.

Alabama |Alaska |Arizona |Arkansas |California |Colorado |Connecticut |Delaware |District of Columbia |Florida |Georgia |Hawaii |Idaho |Illinois |Indiana |Iowa |Kansas |Kentucky |Louisiana |Maine |Maryland |Massachusetts |Michigan |Minnesota |Mississippi |Missouri |Montana |Nebraska |Nevada |New Hampshire |New Jersey |New Mexico |New York |North Carolina |North Dakota |Ohio |Oklahoma |Oregon |Pennsylvania |Rhode Island |South Carolina |South Dakota |Tennessee |Texas |Utah |Vermont |Virginia |Washington |West Virginia |Wisconsin |Wyoming |Canada

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MG Rover sold to Nanjing Auto

Friday, July 22, 2005

Administrators PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PWC) have announced that the British car company MG Rover and its engine manufacturer Powertrain Ltd has been sold to Chinese company Nanjing Automobile for an unknown sum of money. The company beat bids from Shanghai Automotive (SAIC), despite being the smaller of the two.

MG Rover collapsed this Spring, after struggling to make a profit for several years.

SAIC had tried to buy only the engine plant and then transfer it to China, but in June Nanjing Automobile approached PWC with a combined bid for both the car manufacturing company and Powertrain. This Monday SAIC bid for both but the offer was inferior to Nanjing’s.

Nanjing has indicated that it too will move the engine production plant to China, along with some car manufacturing. However it also intends to continue building cars in Britain, and establish an engineering research and design centre there in an effort to expand its sales globally. Nanjing intends to start hiring at once.

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First Quarter Of 2010 Analysis And Forecast Of The Textile Industry

By Himfr Paul

The gradual warming of the global economic environment, stable domestic macroeconomic trends and other comprehensive factors, China’s textile industry to undertake recovery in Q4 2009, the trend during the first 2 months 2010 production start for a smooth running operation, continued to show a favorable situation for the better stabilization, produce a steady recovery, export growth accelerated, balance production and sales results have increased. However, because of drastic changes in the cotton market and exchange rate expectations, and many uncertain factors, operating environment will not optimistic.

1, January February 2010, the Basic Operation of the Textile Industry

1, production rebounded significantly. Gradually restored by the market demand and other factors, since 2010 the pace of China’s textile and garment production to speed up the growth rate was faster than in 2009. According to statistics, from January to February 2010, China’s textile enterprises above designated size 52800 accumulative industrial output value of 567.328 billion yuan, up 27.05 percent growth rate over the same period increased 24.4 percent. From the main product output situation, in addition to individual category product output decreased slightly over the previous year, most product growth accelerated noticeably. According to statistics, from January to February 2010, cumulative production of above scale textile enterprises of chemical fiber 4.2527 million tons, up 17.11% growth rate over the same period increased 13.27 percent; production of yarn 3.5822 million tons, up 26.52%, increasing speed increase over the same period 20.61 percent; production cloth 10.082 billion meters, up 50.98 percent growth rate over the same period increased by 56 percentage points; produce clothing 3.559 billion, an increase of 17.15%, the growth rate increase over the same period 23.76 percentage points.Sub regional perspective, the larger increase in yarn output up areas: Zhejiang, 42.68 percent, 40.49 percent in Henan, Fujian, 31.29 percent, 28.43 percent in Jiangsu, Hubei, 23.71%, 16.04% in Shandong. Cloth production increased a larger holding area are: Zhejiang, 131.51%, 33.48% in Hubei, Jiangsu, 24.09%, 18.87% in Henan, Shandong, 11.64%.

2, raise the proportion of domestic sales, sales balance. Statistics from January to February 2010, China’s textile enterprises above scale sales value of 555,436,000,000 yuan, up 27.08 percent growth rate over the same period increased 23.95 percent, of which domestic output value of 451,239,000,000 yuan, up 30.35% growth over the corresponding period of 23.72 percentage points. Domestic sales accounting for 81.24 percent reached a year earlier, up 2.04 percentage points. January February sales rate of 97.9% of textile products, balance production and sales. According to National Bureau of Statistics, 1 February, the national retail sales of consumer goods totaled 2.5052 trillion yuan, an increase of 17.9% increase over the same period the growth rate 2.7 percentage points. Among them, the clothing and shoes retail sales of textile products to 110.5 billion yuan, up 23.3% increase over the same period the growth rate 7.4 percentage points.

3, to speed up export growth, export growth on the Europe and the United States about three percent. Gradual improvement in the international market demand or replenishment, exports increased significantly. According to Customs statistics, from January to February 2010, China’s textile and apparel exports totaled 28.202 billion U.S. dollars, up 28.77% growth rate over the same period increased 43.45 percent. Of textile yarn, fabrics and products 10.148 billion U.S. dollars, up 39.28%, the growth rate higher than the same period last year 60.1 percent; apparel and clothing accessories exported 18.057 billion U.S. dollars, up 23.53%, the growth rate higher than the same period last year 34.8 percentage points.

Imports from the country perspective, the European Union, the United States exports by 3 percent or more. January February, the EU exports 6.651 billion U.S. dollars, up 30.3%; U.S. exports 4.346 billion U.S. dollars, up 33.8%. Exports to the EU and the United States amounted to 2.646 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for China’s textile and garment export growth of 42% of the total.

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From the main exports by area, Zhejiang Province, export growth accounted for five total net increase of nearly eight percent nationwide. January February, Zhejiang exported 7.209 billion U.S. dollars, up 40%, an increase accounted for 32.7% of the total national net; Guangdong exported 5.013 billion U.S. dollars, up 29.26%; Jiangsu exported 4.4 billion U.S. dollars, up 24.85 percent; Fujian exported 1.747 billion U.S. dollars, up 51.06%; Shandong exported 2.198 billion U.S. dollars, up 14.09 percent. An increase of five provinces and exports 4.934 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for a net increase of the total textile and clothing 78.3%. View from the main export products, yarn, fabrics, made ups, knitwear export growth are more than three percent. January February yarn exports grew 44.05 percent, up 40.36% fabric, manufactured goods, up 37%, up 34.18 percent knitwear. The four categories of exports 18.152 billion U.S. dollars, up 37%, an increase of the national textile and garment exports accounted for 77.8% of the total net increase.

Substantial growth in the first two months of exports, in addition to last year’s low base factors, should say that it is to restore growth, as compared with the same period in 2008, increased by only 10%, if after deducting price factors, an increase of even lower.

4, significantly raise economic efficiency. January February 2010, China’s textile enterprises above designated size achieved sales revenues of 543.3 billion yuan, up 27.9% over the previous year increased 26.6 percent over the same period. Total profit of 22.817 billion yuan, an increase of 9.748 billion yuan, an increase of 74.59% over the previous year increased 85.59 percent over the same period (down 11.01% over the same period last year). Main Product gross margin was 14.01%, up 0.85 percentage points. Sales profit rate of 4.2%, up 1.12 percentage points to upgrade. Cotton processing enterprises in which two consecutive price increases above the cotton price increase, sales revenue of 889.058 billion yuan, up 10.57%, the growth rate increased 6.7 percentage points over the same period last year. Total profit of 6.495 billion yuan, the same period last 2.06 times. Sales profit rate 4.34%, 1.61 percentage points year on year increase.

Second, Increased Negative Factors, Operating Environment will Become more Complex

Situation from the ground two months, China’s textile industry, production, domestic sales and export performance in the data showed a relatively rapid recovery in growth momentum, it is noteworthy that the low base last year, to some extent will cause the main earlier this year indicators overestimate, but the industry faces this year, the operating environment more complex and more external and reducing its inventory.

First, pressure on exchange rate movements is expected to increase. Greece and other countries affected by the debt crisis, the euro began last December continued depreciation of the dollar against the euro has appreciated nearly 10%. As the dollar yuan is linked, this year, although the yuan against the U.S. dollar remained stable at around 6.82, but the 5% appreciation of the yuan against the euro, sterling rise 7%. Recently around the appreciation of the renminbi, in a dispute between the U.S. heats up. Even if the short term exchange rate changes to have much time being, but medium and long term exchange rate appreciation pressures still exist, re entered if the yuan revaluation cycle, it will seriously affect the export of China textile and apparel products, and industry stability.

Second, recruitment is difficult, labor costs. Subject to rapid economic rebound, the market demand and other factors, many textile enterprises in China coastal areas are facing a more serious shortage of laborers, “labor shortage” as an important influence factor in the current development of the industry. In order to maintain production, enterprises have raised wages, lower educational level, age and other restrictions, to ease the “labor impasse.” It is understood that the recent textile workers in some coastal areas have been as high as 30% wage increase. Substantial increase in labor costs will become effective in 2010 affected the textile industry, an important factor in reducing profits.Third, the supply shortage of cotton, cotton prices rose rapidly. Biao international cotton prices in February rose, driven by the rapid follow up of domestic cotton prices and surging domestic cotton price futures briefly broke through 17,000 yuan mark, spot cotton prices will continue to rise in the price, spot cotton prices in March rose up to a thousand dollars total This is a substantial increase in price this year to the second wave (10,11 last month were up 870 yuan and 730 yuan), the cotton for the past five years to gain the highest level.Currently 328 cotton prices across the board break 16,000 yuan ton, the price and the annual rate of increase is second only to the level of 03 04. If the October November last year, the cotton price is reasonable up, and has risen to a rational price, then round up the foam with a non rational or cotton, there is a certain risk.

Transitional cotton prices rose, the negative effects are starting to show.

On the one hand, the order of business operation rate decreased. Replenishment by domestic and international market demand, cotton prices rose higher than the cotton textile industry still capable of digesting the short term, while the gray cloth, cotton clothing rose less than the cost pressures on the order of business to run hard. According to investigation, a number of smaller funds are insufficient, inadequate post order company, has begun to stop taking orders, not to buy cotton yarn, part of the looms are also being parking, equipment Founding rates are falling.On the other hand, cotton prices push up prices of cotton yarn, cotton yarn imports continue to surge. Because large increases in domestic cotton prices, for the slow low cost pressure, many companies take the direct import of cotton yarn, cotton yarn import growth accelerated. According to customs statistics, from January to February this year, China’s total imported cotton yarn up to 170,400 tons, up 54.4%. From the perspective of country 1 February China imported cotton yarn from Pakistan, India, Vietnam and China Taiwan. Which imported 69,900 tons from Pakistan, up 63.05 percent, China’s cotton yarn imports accounted for 41% of the total. From Vietnam, India, import growth accelerated significantly, year on year growth of 121.72% and 44.13%.

Analysis of the main reasons for rising cotton prices:

First, demand exceeds the output. From cotton production side, this year’s cotton crop failure, cotton production 6.4 million tons, about 1.1 million tons over the cut. On the other hand, due to the textile market to pick up, demand driven, increased production and demand contradiction, cotton prices continued to rise.Second, control measures lag. In recent years, the main means of state regulation of the cotton market is collected, a cast storage, transporting and distribution of cotton in Xinjiang cotton import quotas. Storage during the last throw in the resource control capabilities have been significantly less than after the payment of import quotas, on the one hand the import of cotton to miss a good opportunity to focus on the other hand, stimulate the international cotton prices of imports rose in order to stimulate the domestic cotton price Biao up.

Third, store cotton reluctant sellers, increasing the supply and demand tension. Rise in international cotton prices Biao postganglionic case, the domestic cotton price rose rapidly with the holding of cotton business optimistic and store cotton reluctant sellers, increasing the supply shortage of the cotton market atmosphere. A report from the Agricultural Development Bank of the Agricultural Development Bank loans acquired cotton, has sold 1.157 million tons of cotton, accounting for 48% of purchase amount, which has sold 1 million tons in Xinjiang, accounting for acquisition of 60%, while the Mainland for sale proportion of only about 20%, that most of the mainland hoarding unsold cotton.

Fourth, scattered resources, the cotton market disorder. Agricultural Development Bank from a group of recent data shows that the Agricultural Development Bank this year put the number of loans and the acquisition there was a reduction, the new cotton industry into other funds acquired increased significantly. Ended March 20, 2009 cotton year running Agricultural Development Bank loans to total 33.2 billion yuan, down 17 billion yuan, down 33.8%, support enterprises to purchase cotton, 2.4 million tons, down 1.8 million tons, down 42.9%; average price 12280 yuan ton, up 1,400 yuan over the previous year. Spring Festival has been completed after the acquisition, the Agricultural Development Bank to support the acquisition of cotton cotton enterprises accounted for only 37.5% of the total, while most of the other funding sources for the acquisition of resources, transition resources, scattered cotton market was rather chaotic.

In summary, from the current situation, cotton, cotton effective absorbed rising costs of raw materials and active store cotton stocking, cotton, cotton yarn each other support, the linkage pattern of rising short term is difficult to change. But when the garment, fabric companies can not digest high price of cotton yarn, cotton yarn market crash, time will come, it is excellent in the current market context, we need to maintain a sober grasp the pulse of the sound development of market, I would like to visit Queer .

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Birks to create 2010 Olympic, Paralympic jewelery; wines on menu

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Birks was recently announced as the “Official Supplier of Jewelery” for the 2010 Vancouver-Whistler Olympics. The company will create licensed products with the logos of the 2010 Olympic Games, 2010 Paralympic Games, and the Canadian Olympic team emblem, including necklaces, earrings, pendants and rings.

The partnership was announced at an employee celebration in Vancouver, to mark the centenary of Mayors Jewelers Inc., an American company Birks acquired in 2002.

The six-year sponsorship includes the rights to the Canadian Olympic team logo during the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games.

Thomas A. Andruskevich, president and CEO, Birks & Mayors stated in a press release:

We are extremely proud to take part in this journey that honors our best athletes and celebrates excellence as the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games shine on the world wide stage. Canadians look to Birks to mark the most important celebrations in their lives which is why Birks wants to commemorate this important moment in Canadian history.

The products will be launched in early 2008.

Also released today is information that Jackson-Triggs Esprit will be a special line of wines, created to celebrate the athletic event. The Vincor Canada wine is named in relevance to “spirit”, both the spirit of the Olympians, and alcoholic beverage usage of the word.

President and CEO of Vincor Canada Jay Wright said, “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to honor our Canadian athletes while affirming our role as Canada’s wine industry leader. Like our Olympic and Paralympic athletes, Vincor Canada shares a passion and determination towards excellence. This agreement is by far Vincor Canada’s most ambitious and broad-reaching sponsorship and will be great for the Canadian wine industry. I hope Canada will join us in the excitement that we feel regarding this exceptional opportunity to position Canadian wine brands on the world stage.”

The wines, featuring Olympic logo, will be distributed to liquor stores and restaurants across the country this summer. Proceeds from each bottle will go towards the Canadian Olympic Team.

Both the Chardonnay and Merlot will retail for CDN$11.95 MSRP. Inniskillin Wines’ vineyards, harvested since 1975, in either the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario pr the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia will create the wine.

Within the past few weeks, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) has announced a Omega-brand countdown clock that will tour British Columbia events, as the company is the “Official Olympic Timekeeper”. Canadian Pacific was named official rail freight services provider, and the Royal Canadian Mint announced they will create circulation and collector coins to mark the occasion.

There are 1099 days until the XXI Olympiad, according to the official website of the event.

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Air Pacific re-brands as Fiji Airways

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fiji’s national airline Air Pacific has now officially returned to its original name: Fiji Airways. Fiji Airways adopted the Air Pacific name in 1971, slightly prior to its first international flight on June 3, 1973. The re-brand was described by interim CEO Aubrey Swift as allowing the airline to align itself “closer with Fiji as a destination”. The name change is designed in part to reduce the confusion which surrounded the name Air Pacific. Swift noted that “Air Pacific just didn’t resonate with our customers” and said that same people “thought we were an air conditioning company”.

Along with the name change, the airline has redesigned its website, and changed the name of each of its classes of service. Pacific Voyager and Tabua Class have been replaced with economy and business class respectively. The airline has also introduced plans to overhaul its fleet of older Boeing 747s with Airbus A330s. It has said that the completion of this overhaul and the re-branding efforts will be completed by the end of the year.

The airline’s new brand-mark and livery features a masi design created by Fijian artist, Makereta Matemosi. The new identity is to “symbolises the airline’s new identity and epitomises all that Fiji Airways represents. It is authentic, distinctive, and true to the airline’s Fijian roots”, the airline said.

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Tips To Learn Air Conditioning Repair &Amp; Maintenance While Working

Tips to Learn Air Conditioning Repair & Maintenance While Working

by

Narottam Kumbhar

Instructions

Switching careers is often a stressful and involved process. If the new career involves specific technical knowledge, that information must be learned and mastered before the new career can be pursued. Meanwhile, money must still be brought in that can fund the education for the new endeavor. An example is air conditioning repair and maintenance. AC work can be a long-lasting and rewarding career, but it is vital to be properly trained beforehand. Learning AC repair and maintenance while still working another job requires dedication and hard work but is possible.

1. Determine your work schedule so you know what time you have available to dedicate to learning air conditioning repair. You will need to cater your study and training around your existing job responsibilities for the time being.

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2. Apply to trade schools where you can take classes related to air conditioning repair at night or during the weekends, depending on your existing work schedule. Some online courses may also be available.

3. Read books about air conditioning parts, theories, mechanical structure and assembly. You can gain a lot of independent knowledge that will benefit you in future study through the public library.

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4. Look for a part-time job assisting an AC technician. You can get a lot of experience working on various air conditioning models and be taught by someone with considerable experience in the field. While the pay will likely be low, the knowledge gained will greatly benefit you, and you can make contacts that can help you find work when you are ready to switch careers.

5. Work on old air conditioners at home during free time to further enhance your understanding of the devices and to experiment with assembly, disassembly and repair.

Inspect the wire connectors attached to the compressor\’s wire terminals. If the terminals look burnt or do not grip the terminals tightly, replace the wire connectors with a compressor terminal repair kit. Follow the terminal repair kit\’s instructions, paying special attention to the kit\’s wire-splice instructions. Replace the compressor\’s terminal cover.

Turn a multimeter to its capacitance setting. Hold a multimeter lead on each capacitor terminal and compare the multimeter\’s readout to the capacitor\’s capacitance rating, as stated on the capacitor\’s identification sticker. The multimeter\’s readout must remain within 10 percent of the capacitor\’s rating. If not, replace the capacitor. Return the condenser\’s wires to their respective spots on the capacitor.

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